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Emergency services on scene after Birmingham Airport suspends flights


Birmingham Airport: Emergency services on runway after ‘security incident’ on plane

Emergency services were on the tarmac at Birmingham Airport as it temporarily suspended operations on Tuesday, 16 April, due to a “security incident on an aircraft”.

An Aer Lingus flight to Belfast took off this afternoon before turning around and landing back in Birmingham.

Footage showed emergency vehicles driving towards the plane as it landed.

An Aer Lingus spokesperson said: “An undeclared item discovered on Aer Lingus Regional flight EI3647, operated by Emerald Airlines, from Birmingham to Belfast today was not a security risk.”

A Birmingham Airport spokesperson said the airport “reopened at 1800 hours following a security incident on an aircraft.

“All passengers and crew disembarked safely.”

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